Tifton, GAPosted by
Tifton Gazette

Central Jewelry celebrates reopening

TIFTON — One of Tifton’s oldest downtown businesses celebrated a new grand opening July 26. Central Jewelry, open since 1953, debuted a fresh design to its store. Owners John and Anne Falotico welcomed everyone at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to the grand re-opening. “We are so excited,” John Falotico said. Anne...
Ben Hill County, GAwfxl.com

Ben Hill County students head back to class

Students in Ben Hill County are the first group of students to go back to class in southwest Georgia. Many students had mixed emotions on returning to the classroom. Despite a difficult year last year, a lot of students and administrators say they have missed being at school. Though faculty...
Crisp County, GAsouthgatv.com

Masking now mandatory for Crisp school busses

CORDELE, GA – The day before the start of school, the Crisp County Board of Education says schools will follow the mandate requiring school bus operators and passengers to wear a mask while on school buses. Thursday morning, the Crisp BOE released the following statement regarding the pandemic sensitive policy.
Cordele, GACordele Dispatch

Where Are they Now… Cliff “Hotdog” Hearn

I don’t readily recall the first time a met Cliff Hearn. I was very young maybe 5 years old or so. He was my older brothers age and a ball player. I use to tell him, hey you know how they got the name Pinto? As in the Ford Car from the early 70’s. He bit and said no. I said they stuck a Pin in my toe, they got PINTO. I know that was corny and silly but hey folks I was about 6 or 7 at the time. Needless to say from then till now Cliff has never let me forget it.
Tift County, GATifton Gazette

Tift County Schools issues mask policies

TIFTON — Tift County Schools updated its 2021 return policies in a statement released Tuesday evening. “Tift County Schools, working in partnership with our local health officials, understands the need for our schools to be operational during the 21-22 school year,” school officials said in the statement. “As such, we encourage all eligible staff and students to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.”
Dougherty County, GAwfxl.com

Free school supplies for some SWGA students

Due to CARES funding, or through community donations, some Southwest Georgia students are heading to class this school year with free school supplies. Atkinson school supplies have been taken care of using CARES funding. Students head back to the classroom on August 2. In Colquitt County, students are not required...
Crisp County, GACordele Dispatch

Cougar Connection Ready for the Road

Thanks to two grants of more than $1 million, Crisp County school system students can get a head’s up on reading skills. The “Cougar Connection,” a former Crisp County High School bus — completely revamped — will hit the road soon bringing reading skills to anyone in need of help.
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Fitzgerald (GA) Weather Channel

Weather Forecast For Fitzgerald

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Fitzgerald: Thursday, July 29: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Friday, July 30: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, July 31: Sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers
Tifton, GATifton Gazette

TCRD opens fall sports registration

TIFTON — The Tift County Recreation Department has opened registration for fall sports. Cheerleading (ages 5-12), football (5-12) and soccer (4-13) are available. Football has divisions for youth flag football and tackle football. Registration is $50 for each for Tift County residents and $62.50 for non-residents. The age control date is Sept. 1, 2021.
Tifton, GAWALB 10

Food give away set for Tifton

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - Second Harvest of South Georgia is holding another free food distribution beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Along with pantry boxes and other perishable food, child nutritional boxes will also be distributed through a state grant from the Georgia Nutrition Assistance Program.
Crisp County, GAwgxa.tv

Masks to be required on Crisp County school buses

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. -- Everyone on a school bus in Crisp County will be required to wear masks for at least the start of the new school year. This includes the driver and every passenger. The Crisp County School District is asking parents to make sure their kids know how...
Tifton, GAsouthgatv.com

Tifton teen death investigation underway

TIFTON, GA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Tifton Police Department in the city’s latest apparent homicide. Tifton Police say around 10:30 Monday night, they responded to a shots fired call to 131/2 Street. Shortly afterward, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Garrison Avenue where...
Tifton, GAwfxl.com

Tifton teen dies in Garrison Avenue shooting

A teenager is dead following a shooting in Tifton Monday night. Police responded to a call on 13 1/2 Street just after 10:30 p.m. in reference to shots being fired. A short time later, police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Garrison Avenue in reference to a male found in the yard deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
Moultrie, GAMoultrie Observer

Business owner, brother face drug charges

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Moultrie business owner and his brother were recently arrested on drug-related charges after their store was searched. Adbul Rhman Faroq Al-Ghazali, 25, the owner of the Tobacco and Vape shop, 623 Veterans Parkway, was arrested July 15 by the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office when he was stopped for speeding and an expired tag.
Crisp County, GACordele Dispatch

August 2 is last day for Best of Crisp nominations

Get your votes in now for the best businesses in Crisp County. Monday, August 2nd is your last chance for nominations, then the voting round with the top 3 businesses will begin August 16th. Contact the Cordele Dispatch if you would like to enhance your businesses with a digital ad...
Tift County, GAPosted by
Tifton Gazette

Lady Devils making strides in soccer

TIFTON — Zac Martin is a busy man. Neither of Martin’s sports are even in session for four months, but the head of Tift County Lady Devils soccer and middle school wrestling teams has been active with both. “We’ve been doing wrestling and soccer pretty much 2-3 days a week,”...